Trump’s latest attack on California backfires in his face

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President Donald Trump’s latest attack on California epically backfired on Wednesday when he complained about Governor Gavin Newsom suspending the death penalty.

California has not executed a prisoner since 2006, yet Trump is upset because the state has suspended the death penalty.

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“Our death penalty system has been — by any measure — a failure,” Newsom said in a statement according to the Los Angeles Times. “It has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation. It has provided no public safety benefit or value as a deterrent. It has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars.”

“I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people,” Newsom continued. “In short, the death penalty is inconsistent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Californian.”

Trump apparently disagrees.

The victims have not been forgotten since Newsom’s order does not change the verdicts against the inmates and they will remain in prison for the rest of their lives.

What this order does is prevent potentially innocent prisoners from being put to death, something Twitter users reminded Trump when they threw the Central Park Five in his face.

Trump called for reinstating the death penalty in New York after five black men and one Latino man were arrested and found guilty of rape. They spent several years in prison before DNA and a confession by another man exonerated them. If Trump had his way, all five of these innocent men would have been executed. And despite the evidence clearing them, Trump still thinks they are guilty.

Twitter users also slammed Trump for not focusing on real problems and called out his hypocrisy when it comes to “defying voters.”

Trump has been targeting California because the state did not vote for him in 2016.

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